- Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 04/26/2015 - 01:08 PM
Salma Hayek is visiting her ancestral homeland Lebanon to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.
- FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 04/24/2015 - 04:43 PM
The FBI in Pittsburgh says a man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by pretending to work for a Japanese talent agency on behalf of musician Pharrell Williams.
- Renner, Evans apologize for 'juvenile' Black Widow joking
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 04/23/2015 - 05:08 PM
Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologized for what they called their "tasteless" joking about the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.
- Sunderland winger Adam Johnson charged with sexual offenses
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 04/23/2015 - 12:32 PM
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was charged on Thursday with three offenses of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16 and one of grooming. Johnson, who has played 12 times for England, was charged after answering bail at a police station in northeast England.
- San Francisco symphony wins younger fans with hip nightclub
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/23/2015 - 02:50 AM
A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music.
- M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dead at age 102
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 11:08 PM
M. H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.
- Review: Russell Crowe's 'Diviner' a robust, assured war tale
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 06:48 PM
Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama "The Water Diviner," Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good…
- Seahawks' Russell Wilson to host Kids' Choice Sports awards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 02:18 PM
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host the Kids' Choice Sports awards on July 16.
- Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 02:08 PM
A diversity study revealed that while Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors producing those advertisements. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida released a study Wednesday showing the advertising industry's continuing disparity in hiring practices in terms of race and gender. The study found of the 42 Super Bowl ads in 2015 for which data was available, only three — or seven percent — featured exclusively a person of color as the lead creative director. By contrast, 86 percent featured exclusively a white creative director and seven percent featured both a white person and a person of color as creative directors.
- Dr. Oz: We will not be silenced
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 10:25 AM
Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University.
- Forget happiness: Dark comedy 'Happyish' sets the bar lower
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 08:04 AM
A veteran ad man at an existential crossroads has a "Mad Men" ring to it. Stir victimized Keebler cartoon elves into Showtime's dark comedy "Happyish" and it's obvious that …
- Podcasts to look at politics, media and celebrity
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/22/2015 - 07:54 AM
Two Washington television veterans are starting a new podcast to give listeners an inside look at the nexus between power, money and celebrity in the nation's capital.